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1964: New Dimension Jazz Trio - Don French, marimba/ Andreas Naumann or Richard Anstey, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1965-70:
Al Neil Trio - Al Neil, piano, voice, toy instruments, zither/ Richard Anstey, bass,soprano sax, toy instruments, voice/ Gregg Simpson, drums, percussion, toy instruments, sound collages.


Al Neil Trio, Intermedia, 1968 (photo courtesy of Michael de Courcy)
(A Double CD: Retrospective 1965-1968 was released in 2002)

1970-71:
Vitaphone Houseband - Alan Sharpe, guitar/ Tom Hazlitt, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums
New Atlantis Houseband - Alan Sharpe, guitar/ Richard Anstey, soprano sax, Gregg Simpson, drums

1972:
Al Neil Jazz Probe (Quartet) - Al Neil, piano/ Richard Anstey, soprano sax/ Annie Seigel, alto sax,flute/ Gregg Simpson, drums. Al Neil Jazz Probe Orchestra - Al Neil, piano/ Richard Anstey, soprano sax/ Annie Seigel, alto sax, flute/
Nelson Lepine, electric guitar/ Phil Morgan, Fender bass/
Gregg Simpson, drums

1973:
Bruce Freedman Trio -  Bruce Freedman, tenor,alto sax/ Lincoln Goines, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums
Apex - Bill Runge, sax, bass/ Gordon Waters, trombone/ Richard Murphy, guitar/ Lincoln Goines, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1974-75:
Sunship Ensemble - Ross Barrett, tenor sax, flute, keyboards/ Richard Anstey, soprano sax/ Bruce Freedman, tenor sax
Alan Sharpe, guitar/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1976:
Vancouver Sound Ensemble - Bruce Freedman, tenor sax/ Paul Plimley, piano/ John Giordano, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

Vancouver Sound Ensemble, Burnaby Art Gallery, 1976
1977:
Rio Bumba - Bruce Freedman, tenor sax/ Gerry Silver, guitar/ Albert St. Albert, conga/ Lisle Ellis, bass/
Gregg Simpson, drums.

1977-80
New Orchestra Quintet - Paul Cram, alto, tenor sax/ Ralph Eppel, trombone/  Paul Plimley, piano/
Lisle Ellis, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1978:
C.O.R.D. Orchestra - Various members of the New Orchestra Workshop

1979:
Sessione Milano - Don Druick, flute/ Paul Cram, alto, tenor sax/ Jane Phillips, cello/ Paul Plimley, piano/ Lisle Ellis, bass/ Gregg Simpson, percussion

1980:
A- Group - Paul Cram, alto, tenor sax, flute/ Ralph Eppel, trombone, trumpet/ Bob Bell. guitar, alto sax/
Gregg Simpson, drums

1981:
Paul Cram Quartet -  Paul Cram, tenor sax/ Paul Plimey, piano, vibraphone/ Lisle Ellis, bass/ Gregg
Simpson, drums
E.S.B. - Ralph Eppel, trombone, trumpet, electric bass/ Bob Bell, guitar, electric bass, alto sax/
Gregg Simpson, drums, percussion

1982 - 83:
Paul Cram Trio - Paul Cram, alto, tenor sax/ Lisle Ellis - electric bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1983-84:
Motion - Coat Cooke, tenor sax/ Paul Plimley, piano/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1985-92:
Lunar Adventures - Coat Cooke, tenor, alto sax/ Ron Samworth, guitar/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg

Simpson, drums

1985-87:
Vancouver Art Trio - Bruce Freedman, tenor sax/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

The Vancouver Art Trio
 Live at the Centre Culturel Colombien, Vancouver, 1987

1986 - 1989
Paul Plimley Trio - Paul Plmley, piano/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1992-1995
Henry Boudin Trio - Henry Boudin, tenor sax/ Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums

1993-1994
Tribal Dynamics - Francois Houle,soprano sax, clarinet/ Bruce Freedman, soprano sax, Dan Kane, tenor
sax/ Ralph Eppel, tombone, trumpet, percussion/ Brad Muirhead, sousaphone, trombone/ Clyde Reed,
bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums, percussion

  Tribal Dynamics in Concert
       du Maurier Jazz Festival, Granville Island, 1994
1992-99:
Ralph Eppel Quintet - Ralph Eppel, trombone, trumpet/ Olrecht Zeitek - tenor sax/ Tony Wilson, guitar/
Danny Parker, bass (also  James Young or Paul Blaney, bass)  Gregg Simpson, drums

2002:
Module - Coat Cooke-tenor/alto saxophone / Clyde Reed-bass/ Gregg Simpson-drums

2006:
Coat Cooke-tenor/alto saxophone / Paul Blaney-bass/ Gregg Simpson-drums

2008/2009:
Collage, Homage to Al Neil / Sound Gallery - Vivien Houle, vocalist / Paul Plimley-piano, Stefan Smulovits, electronics and viola, Clyde Reed, bass/ Gregg Simpson, drums / Krista Lomax, visuals.

20011/2012:
S
ound Image Net -
Carole Sawyer, vocalist / Jarrod Burrows - guitar / Clyde Reed, bass / Gregg Simpson, drums / Krista Lomax, visuals.

2013:
S
ound Image Net -
Carole Sawyer, vocalist / Jarrod Burrows - guitar / Paul Cram - reeds / Ralph Eppel - trombone / Clyde Reed, bass / Gregg Simpson, drums


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